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Is posting several "trivial" questions in bulk encouraged for the site? What’s the solution for it?

As others said in their answers, it is evident here that user is deliberately asking questions just for sake of reputation. If an user vandalizes site with low quality trivial questions, alert the ...
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Beliefs held by one sect/some sects alone need to be explicitly labeled as such in questions and answers

I think it's not feasible. When someone asks a question, it's possible that (s)he doesn't know which sect believes so. Personally speaking, I don't know which label to put in this question or which ...
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Is posting several "trivial" questions in bulk encouraged for the site? What’s the solution for it?

Currently, the problem is becoming severe even more. Out of the top 20 active questions, 16 questions are already asked by him. One is allowed to ask the questions which one knows as one can self ...
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Quoting random persons opinion/reference about scriptures

Regardless of the authenticity of particular claims of personality being discussed, this is the general answer: I don't find much problem with asking question that is looking for references from ...
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cancel option not available while asking new question

That is called draft which is a feature that automatically saves your QA text before posting. There is an option called discard provided to manually clear saved draft. An image for reference: As ...
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Is it better to ask people one direct important question, or several indirect questions, when asking for help?

First of all, Welcome! Your question should be clear and not contain too many questions which may give rise to many possible answers. It is always better to ask one question per post rather than ...
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cancel option not available while asking new question

There is an option to cancel what you have written for both questions and answers. (Don't mind what I wrote in the question and answer field :D) Discard doesn't appear instantly. It appears after ...
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Can we (or when can we) complain that we are being forced to read unnecessary stuffs in the names of questions?

If I am not wrong, questions here should precise and to the point without giving too much unwanted details. Not necessarily. In fact, questions should be long enough to show what research you have ...
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How is the number of "views" counted in Hinduism.SE?

Usually when a new question gets considerble views, votes (and probably answers), it becomes a hot question within a community. Sometimes (based on the interest of users) such a hot question, raised ...
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Are unanswered questions affecting the site's graduation?

If we look at our site's stats on Area51, we find that we're legging in QPD and %Answered. Among them QPD is more considered for beta progress. According to Graduation, site closure, and a clearer ...
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Is "What scriptures/XYZ say about ...<my off topic query>?", a freeway to convert a Qn to on-topic?

No, it is not... Between this question- "Should I travel abroad for studies?" and - "What does Hinduism (or Hindu scriptures) say about traveling to foreign lands for the purpose of studying?"--- ...
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Are we correctly tagging "scripture" tag?

It looks many questions are incorrectly tagged with scripture. We should use scripture tag if question deals with scriptures. Out of 3 questions you mentioned, last two don't deserve scripture tag. ...
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Quoting random persons opinion/reference about scriptures

First off, it's good you finally raised this topic on meta. Instead of trying to "bring attention" to my "biased" posts on the main site, wish you had come to meta sooner so that regular users here ...
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Asking answers only from BORI edition of Mahabharata

IMO, if the ask is from a particular version, then the answer should be posted as per that version only. should he waste his/her time in just figuring out if that particular part present in BORI ...
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Mode of asking resource questions

We have a resource tag for the purpose of questions dealing with finding resources to learn about Hinduism including finding scriptures. However as you pointed out, it doesn't mean we are allowing ...
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I want to ask a question on home buying vs. renting - how should I frame a valid question?

"Buying vs Renting house" will be surely either off-topic or personal advice question. As you rightly said that, we can add some scriptural references and make it 'appear valid'. But in such case, we ...
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Is "What scriptures/XYZ say about ...<my off topic query>?", a freeway to convert a Qn to on-topic?

Scriptures are oxygen to Hinduism. There are lot of scriptures for Hinduism, which covers wide variety of topics. The topics covered by Hinduism in detail are assets of Hinduism. If the question ...
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What citation standards are expected of Questions?

The ritual of backing sources even in the question will restrict novice to ask who hasn't read any scripture. In fact, it converges to asking while knowing some prerequisites related to the question. ...
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How to discourage users from posting self answered duplicate and off-topic questions?

Self answers are welcome here. There is no problem in answering your own questions at the time of posting the question. People tend to post self answers in order to share their knowledge they have ...
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Does anyone who got a temple, will make them god/goddesses by default and their questions would be on-topic?

No. Anyone with a temple, doesn't make them Hindu God/Goddess. If someone starts a question on Rajinikanth, Sachin Tendulkar, Narendra Modi then the question can be closed by the community members. ...
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Can we (or when can we) complain that we are being forced to read unnecessary stuffs in the names of questions?

I agree with the other answer, that long posts are not necessarily bad, if the content is relevant. Below points are for the irrelevant information. When the posts are too long, but discussing a very ...
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Political and Scientific questions are off-topic for Hinduism SE

Political questions are rightfully off-topic. There is a site for Politics. Optionally, consider adding political question in Flag question > needs improvement > a community specific reason ...
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Are we correctly tagging "scripture" tag?

In my Opinion We are generally correctly tagging scripture: 1) Tag scripture can be used when a question can be answered with many scriptures. Eg. I do not agree with removal of scripture tag from ...
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Asking answers only from BORI edition of Mahabharata

Should they waste their time in figuring out if a particular story is present in BORI CE or not? No they shouldn't. We have to remember that this is a Q & A site. If OP is already aware of the ...
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Is posting several "trivial" questions in bulk encouraged for the site? What’s the solution for it?

If I understand correctly, there is a question ban if the user is spamming with low-quality posts. We just have to actively flag/close/downvote for it to automatically take care or mods attention. ...
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How can slow down the rate of posting questions?

In my opinion, the more questions the better, I think, because more questions = more knowledge shared and accumulated. The issue is that lots of those questions are low-quality. The frequency of ...
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Do meta questions have a quality standard?

After some weeks after this question is posted, I am writing an answer to my own question that the quality of meta has fallen down. Our meta has degraded to a level that it is holding debates on ...
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What citation standards are expected of Questions?

Unlike Skeptics.SE, this site doesn't have the notable claim requirement on users wanting their claims to be validated. You can always ask for the source in comments but should not close a question ...
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